Adverb for kids
Adverb Definition for kids: An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
Examples of adverbs for kids
- Lata sings sweetly.
- He is always late for the class.
- The school bell rang loudly.
- We must eat our food slowly.
- The horse galloped fast.
Note: The words in bold. All these words (slowly, sweetly, always, loudly, fast) tell something more about the way in which the action is being performed). Such words are known as Adverbs.
An adverb may be defined as a word that modifies or tells more about a verb, adjective or another adverb.
Types of Adverbs
There are 6 kinds of adverb in English grammar namely:
- Adverb of manner
- Adverb of place
- Adverb of time
- Adverb of frequency
- Adverb of degree
- Interrogative adverbs.
Adverb of manner
Tell how an action is being performed, for example:
- The tortoise walks slowly.
- My neighbour shouted at me loudly.
- The cuckoo bird sings sweetly.
- Rani ate slowly.
- The baby slept peacefully.
Adverb of place
Tells where the action takes place, for example:
- The ant walked up the hill.
- A river flows near his house.
- Rahul came here.
- The servant went downstairs.
- Nisha fell down and cried.
Adverb of time
Tells when the action takes place, for example:
- My sister came home yesterday.
- He arrived late at the meeting.
- Riya is absent today.
- The school will close tomorrow for the summer holidays.
- We seldom drink coffee, we prefer tea.
Adverb of frequency
Tells how often or in what frequency the action takes place, for Example:
- I am never late for school.
- He always goes to his sister’s house on weekends.
- I often meet Rita on the bridge.
- Avni visited us once.
- He always goes to the night club to dance.
Adverb of degree
Tells the extent or degree to which an action is performed, for example:
- He is very fast at work.
- The water is rather dirty.
- He is fairly rich but his uncle is rather poor.
- The cup is nearly full.
- Malak is very beautiful.
Note: Adverbs of manner can be formed by adding the suffix – ‘ly’ to adjectives in most cases.
Use to ask a question, for example:
- Why are you late?
- When will the bus arrive?
- How far is it to the hotel from here?
- Where do you put your garden waste?
- I’m not sure when she ran away.
Position of Adverbs
Adverb of Manner (Example: Slowly, well, efficiently, etc.), Adverbs of Place (Example – here, there, everywhere, etc.) and Adverbs of Time (Example – Now, tomorrow, then, etc. ) are generally placed after the verb or after the object if there is one Example: –
- He does his work efficiently. (manner)
- The bus does not stop here. (place)
- Snigdha will leave for Germany tomorrow. (time)
Adverbs of frequency (Example – generally, always, often) and certain other adverbs like just, almost, consists of only one word, if there is more than one word in the verb form, they are put after the first word.
- I usually reach school by 7:50 a.m.
- The train has just left.
- I generally complete my homework before dinner time.
If the verb is am/are/is/was, these adverbs are placed after the verb Example:
- He is never in time for meals.
- he is usually late for college.
When there are two or more adverbs in a sentence, these should be placed in the order manner, place, time, e.g.
- The Opera singer sang well (manner) there (place) last night (time).
Adverb list for kids
Adverb exercise/worksheet for kids
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate adverbs, choosing from the given option.
- The new is _____ good to be true. (none, rarely, well, too)
- He was brave _____ to disobey his employer. (very, enough, little, never)
- He performed _____ well in the exam. (much, never, fairly, )
- The patient is _____ better today. (eagerly, very, badly, much)
- Samay knows Amrita _____ well. (never, quite, safely, often)
- Raman is _____ late to the school. (seldom, badly, quickly, more)
Change the following adjectives into adverbs.
Hence (a) _____ (never, often, seldom, rarely) goes to the village to meet her grandmother (b) _____ (very, much, dearly, enough). It _____ (usually, always, sometimes, just) takes two hours to reach there by train. Her grandmother (d) _____ (never, sometime, clearly, eagerly) waits for her on weekends. For past many years, she (e) _____ (often, regularly, almost, seldom) pays a visit to her and has (f) _____ (never, always, quietly, usually) missed going there.
Your sister has written a letter to her friend. She has forgotten to write adverbs. Complete the letter by fill in suitable adverbs in the blanks. You may take help from the box.
Nearly, Yesterday, happily, extremely, never
_____ was my birthday party. I invited _____ all my friends. My mother baked a cake. She had _____ seen so many of us at a time. She _____ attended to all of them. All my friends were _____ happy.
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